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for the rising political star. and bad, joe biden, by his side this morning. >>> real-life drama for dick van dyke. his car explodes into a fireball, seconds after he escapes thanks to a good samaritan. his thoughts this morning after he narrowly escaped. >> he yanked me out of the car. i was trying to call the dmv. >>> america's first pooch got a little sister at the white house. the brand-new video of bo meeting his new puppy playmate. now, the world meets sunny obama, this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. boy, sunny is going to keep bo young out there at the white house, isn't she? they play around on the white house lawn yesterday. the first lady tweeting, she's so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family. we're going to get to that. >>> also, the latest on the crisis in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and
's also growing evidence that the vice president joe biden might also be planning to run for the white house. why the v.p. backers think he really can win it all. also we continue to follow the deadly violence in egypt. a key american partner in a volatile part of the world. there's word coming that hosni mubarak, the former dictator who ruled for decades could soon go free. [ male announcer ] come to the golden opportunity sales event and experience the connectivity of the available lexus enform, including the es and rx. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection. jon: well, one former president about to be freed from jail while another remains under arrest. the latest in egypt and trying to stop the spiralling violence there. one of the world's most active volcanos throwing ash miles in the sky, coating an entire city. and scotland yard is looking into new claims about the death of princess diana. what is behind the fresh investigation almost 16 years after she died in that paris car crash. heather: welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jon: happening now, make room, hillary. al
. >> eric: what, joe biden? >> i would pray if joe biden as a republican is their nominee. i don't see joe biden being in contention at all. i think there are other democrats that have yet even to be talked about that like barack obama could spark fire within the democratic ranks. >> eric: like who? >> well, i think there's bayh, there's booker, there's a lot of young democratic leadership out there that i think could be very attractive. look at the brothers in texas. one is a mayor, and one is a congress person. there are a lot of young talented both republicans and democrats have that the american people will come to know as we get closer to 2016. >> eric: we'll put this to a teflt in 15 minutes. we have a segment about hillary and what the main stream immediatmediais talking about. we'll be discussing that. brad, always good to see you. thank you so much as always. >> a pleasure. >> eric: jamie? >> jamie: this was such a tragic story. police now in east haven, connecticut identifying the four people killed when a small plane crashed into two homes on friday. there were dozens of people
called it a moral obscenity and culminated by today where joe biden said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible. >> mike, the american people are wary of any military involvement in syria. how does the president sell this military action? >> what's important to keep in mind john, this is the second time this year that the obama administration has judge assad to have deployed these chemical weapons. the president has been very hesitant to get involved in the course of the three years of civil conflict under withering response from john mccain on capitol hill. there has been this hesitancy and obviously a war weariness on the part of the american public. i think a good gaining of where the milk stands -- gauge of where the public stands, the point might be academic bit that point john. >> mike thank you. >>> momentum for military intervention, is building in syria as well. president says he's ready to punish those who gassed sifnlings and the british government recalled people to placement. >> david cameron cut short his summer holiday and returned to london to decide what a
on your radio, and on current tv this is the bill press show. >> for joe biden it is off to iowa! he's going to be the big star at the steak fry on september 15th. what do you say? can you believe it? this this is the "full court press." i hope i had a chance to kickback, relax over the weekend and recharge your batteries and roaring to go if you're not like the president and on vacation. congress is in town, the house and the senate while the first family is up on martha's vineyard. you can reach us and reach out we'll continue to look for your comments on twitter, and of course we check in with our friends all the time, and you can join us on www.billpres www.billpressshow. >> the man of many hats. >> bill: fixing coffee, i don't know what you're doing, but dan is here. and back from the national weekend. >> it was great. >> we usually have trouble with the fillies. >> the phillies are having more trouble than we are right now. >> yes, they are there didn't seem to be slumping as many phillies fans as there normalry are in washington, d.c. all you see are red caps, red shirts all o
? >> bill: that's great. is this the declaration of candidacy for joe biden or what? >> you see joe biden kind of like standing there, waving his arms, remember me, don't forget about me. you have hillary clinton out there pulling a lot of oxygen, even this early, you're hearing people talking about her foundation, her policy speeches, all of these -- extremely visible. and biden has to kind of take pain to remind people i'm still out here. this thing is far from decided. >> bill: he doesn't have to make a decision but he wants to keep himself in the public -- >> he wants to make sure the decision doesn't get made for him. and that's really what everyone is doing right now. it is this waiting game circling. everyone is in a holding pattern at the moment. >> bill: meanwhile, you mentioned the former secretary of state, former first lady, she gave a first -- big speech in san francisco yesterday about the voting rights act in front of the american bar association. her office announced this is going to be one of a series of speeching that she gives on major policy issues. so you know, i'm on
grapples with a medical scare tonight, the bidens, vice-president joe biden and his son, 44-year-old beau. the son undergoing tests after an incident, he said, of disorientation and weakness. late today the vice-president himself said beau will be heading home. abc's white house correspondent jim avila has the latest on that. >> reporter: beau biden was last seen in public monday night, eating dinner with his vice-president father, joe, near the md anderson cancer center in houston. late this afternoon a vague statement from the vice-president and his wife, "yesterday our son beau underwent a successful procedure. he is in great shape and is going to be discharged and heading home to delaware." monday, his office said, the younger biden was undergoing tests after feeling weak and disoriented. he narrowly escaped death as a child during a terrible traffic accident that killed his mother and sister. he suffered a stroke three years ago, and just this month emergency vehicles dispatched to his delaware home after a 911 call mentioned stroke again. vice-president biden had a brain aneurism hi
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is playing it coy. vice president joe biden not at all coy. that is not his personality. he is making waves of his own. announcing he will travel to the key state of iowa next month. bob cusack joins us, managing editor of "the hill." bob, good to see you. clinton has 51-point lead in the latest poll over other contenders. whereas voters consistently are pretty divided in their opinion over joe biden. so i mean is he running in event she doesn't? and, you know, even if that's the case it is going to be a struggle for him, isn't it? >> it is. every vice president, unless you're dick cheney wants to the president. biden is doing the things to prepare for a run. i think it is highly unlikely he would run against hillary clinton. the narrative for joe biden he has been getting deals done in washington. in very partisan time he was the key player in getting the fiscal cliff deal done but he does not have the fund-raising ability or the persona that hillary clinton does. but, clearly, hillary clinton is aiming to run. she recently joined twitter. it is going to happen unless there's a health issu
'll update the condition of vice president joe biden's son who is now hospitalized. >>> a deadly night on a southern california freeway. see the chain reaction. >>> and the first family is a bit larger this morning. ahead, meet the new four-legged friend new now roaming the white house grounds. >>> and live doppler 7 hd is continuing to track the threat of dry lightning. it is posing a fire danger and a red flag warning remains in effect. >>> at 6:14, taking a life look at the bay bridge. you see those western lights are out. caltrans is aware of the problem. they are doing maintenance to get that fixed. >>> one person is dead, at least nine injured after a massive chain-reaction crash in southern california. new video into the abc 7 newsroom overnight shows the scene in pomona. you can see the flames. the highway patrol says seven cars and a big rig were involved in the crash. drivers reported hearing explosions. the big rig was loaded with 60 gallons of diesel. the cause of the crash remains under investigation this morning. >>> delaware's attorney general and the son of vice preside
president biden announced a trip this fall. how does the conversation go when joe tells hillary he wants to run for president? >> i don't think it will go well. i really hope that joe biden has people around him who will let him know that he has ended the distinguished career at the near the pinnacle, and he should shake everybody's hands and go out a winner. i don't want to see joe biden win because i don't sense in anyway, shape or form that america is ready to elect him president. i don't think it has dramatically changed. i don't think eight years with a president who is only popular with 90% of the people who voted for him the first time, and being vice president puts him in a position to be pallettible to enough americans to make a difference. i hope he bows out graciously. >> run for her vice president. v.p. for life. >> michael: julian castro is going from san antonio to iowa as well. i suspect he's campaigning for vice president himself right now. donnie, the war on obamacare just goes on and on. let's listen to what reince priebus had to say. >> so mr. president, if you want to
. >>> and rick perry thinking he's in louisiana. joe biden telling president obama that passing health care is a big f'ing deal. >> i don't oppose islam has a country, but i do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in australia. >> the mother of two from kingston wants -- >> the koran has the islamist text is known, kosher food for jewish australians is fine. >> they have their on religion, which is to follow jesus christ. >> judaism rejects jesus christ. >> something to be said for experience, i feel bad. >>> still ahead onway too early, a new poll is out. we want to know which country should like us the most? "morning joe" just moments away, we'll be talking about senator mcconnell's campaign manager caught on tape making some embarrassing comments. we'll be right back. progressive insurance. you know, from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. [sigh] it feels good to help people save... with great discounts like safe driver, multicar, and multipolicy
on a family vacation. a growing medical mystery for the rising political star. and bad, joe biden, by his side this morning. >>> real-life drama for dick van dyke. his car explodes into a fireball, seconds after he escapes thanks to a good samaritan. his thoughts this morning after he narrowly escaped. >> he yanked me out of the car. i was trying to call the dmv. >>> america's first pooch got a little sister at the white house. the brand-new video of bo meeting his new puppy playmate. now, the world meets sunny obama, this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. boy, sunny is going to keep bo young out there at the white house, isn't she? they play around on the white house lawn yesterday. the first lady tweeting, she's so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family. we're going to get to that. >>> also, the latest on the crisis in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his s
, a number of republicans have done it that way. on the democratic side joe biden, a guy named joe biden jumped into the race early back in was it, '93 and then got out quickly. getting in early, jim, is not necessarily a guaranty of success. >> no. look, every democrat thought that teddy kennedy would get the nomination, probably in '76. and then in 80 and 84. because he was such a huge name, chappaquiddick notwithstanding. mark shields, veteran democratic pundit likes to joke he was first guy to plan the inauguration for president muskie in 1973. of course he was the democrat who lost to george mcgovern in the primary. there are 30 twist and turns to come. the jon, the fact you're praising iowa's farmland tells me that, gleam in your eye. >> muskie had not shed a tear he might have been president if he hadn't cried in new hampshire. many people may think hillary is foregone conclusion which may not be true but others in the field could be easily running for vice president. as you pointed out, joe biden started really early, he became the choice of barack obama to be vp. so that could b
not made a decision. and joe biden repeated that line today. the president again repeating that to respond to this deployment of chemical weapons is in america's core self interest, and the president said the syrian government carried these attacks out. if you circumstance -- circle a couple of dates on the calendar here, you mentioned those un inspectors. it's very clear that the administration or any allied coalition is not going to initiate an attack while those un inspectors are on the ground. then tuesday the president is scheduled to leave the country. he was going to go see putin, and that got changed, instead he is going sweden before going to the g20 meeting. a lot of folks think the president might want to consult with leaders at the g20. others say that is not likely to have this hanging in the air while they are talking about the economy. also another wild-card here, if the british go wobbly in his term on this, and parlment does balk, then that throws another twist and angle into the potential timing. >> mike, tell us precedent for this. >> well, i think the most direct preced
it goes. >> exactly. dylan dreyer, thank you. >>> vice president joe biden takes action on guns. >>> plus, the story behind this ax-waving california man going after his teenaged neighbor. "early today" is back in two minutes. >>> stories making news on this friday morning -- disturb voog of a screaming match between a man and a teenager about reckless driving. it turned violent when the man brought an ax into the argument. in this cell phone video, the teen ducks matrix-style and nearly misses getting hit in the head by the blade. bystanders broke up the fight before anyone was seriously injured. >>> on thursday, vice president biden announced two new measures to reduce gun violence. the first new rule will keep them from importing military weapons back into the country. other new measures closed loopholes used by people who would normally fail a background check. >> it's simple and straightforward. it's common sense. it's going to help ensure that machine guns and other particularly dangerous weapons don't end up in the hands of those who, as a matter of law, are not entitled to own the
stick around as long as you want. i don't like the cold. >>> vice president joe biden takes action on guns. plus the story behind this axe wielding california man going after his teenage neighbor. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. >>> now to some other stories making news this morning. disturbing video of a screaming match between a man and a teenager about reckless driving. it turned violent when the man brought an ax into the argument. in this cell phone video, the teen ducks, narrowly missing getting hit in the head by the blade. luckily, bystanders broke up the fight before anyone was seriously injured. that certainly looks like a nasty argument. >>> thursday, vice president biden announced two new measures to reduce gun violence. the first new rule will keep private companies from importing military weapons back into the country. other measures include closing loopholes used by people who would normally fail background checks. >> it's simple, it's straightforward,
worthy of mockery here and joe biden is walking around as clueless as mr. mcgoo you think they would find something funny. they are that mean high school crew. >> you mean to tell me that joe biden has never been made fun of? joy not by left wing caw -- >> not by left wing comedians. >> they have made an industry out of making fun of him. >> america's baby-sitter is calling a time-out. bill, you bring up the point that there are other examples in 1994. george hw there was a rodeo clown and pearl jam's eddie vetter took a mask and spiked it on a mike -- on a mic stand. >> that's edgy. >> greg, you mentioned the clown will write a book "behind the mask, how i took america by the horns" and that book has been written already. that booing is out there. that book is out there. >> i have will have to come up with a different title. >> i thought it was inspiring. there has been untimely death of people who mock god. >> that is true. >> that's something to be aware of. >> mike, you don't like the story, but i wonder if you think the president should call for a beer summit between him and the rode
. the bus crashed along a highway connector ramp. >>> the son of vice president joe biden has undergone what's being called a successful procedure. beau biden is the attorney general of delaware. he checked into a hospital after becoming disoriented while driving. in a statement, vice president joe biden said his son is recovering and is in, quote, great shape. >>> president obama under fire tonight for not paying white house interns. a grassroots group called the pay fair campaign says it's not realistic to have people work for free. the white house says it employs almost 300 interns and that paying them $9 an hour would cost the government more than $7 million a year. facebook ceo sheryl sandberg has a female empowerment program, also being criticized for trying to hire an unpaid intern. >>> seattle is considering raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. seattle would surface san francisco if that passes. it currently has the highest minimum page at $10.50 an hour. washington state has the highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. >>> some coffee shops are reportedly starting to evict so- called
a moment. i'm going to revisit with you in just a moment but we have vice president joe biden who is speaking in houston before the american legion convention. let's listen in. >> everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. for we know that the syrian regime are the only ones who have the weapons, have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons and instead of allowing u.n. inspectors immediate access, the government has repeatedly shelled the sites of the attack and blocked the investigation for five days. at president obama's direction, all of us and his national security team have been in close touch with our foreign counterparts. the president believes, and i believe, that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, wo
evidence of chemical attacks vice president joe biden said there is no evidence that gassed their own people. echoing calls for military action and some reports suggest the countdown to u.s. strikes could now be mere hours. cnn's chris lawrence is at his post at the pentagon. good morning, chris. >> good morning, carol. well, yes, the military is ready, but u.s. officials say there is still work to be done behind the scenes. that includes making sure allies have the authorization they need. making calls to key members of congress and declassifying some of the proof that details of which may surprise you. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but telling u.n. inspectors, get out of the way. >> it's clear the security situation isn't safe for the team in syria. >> reporter: the defense secretary told the bbc u.s. ships are positioned and preparations complete. >> we are ready to go. >> reporter:
so. martin o'malley made noise he's interested, joe biden, and kristen gillibrand, elizabeth warren, a lot of buzz, and governor cuomo from new york. a lot of talk. and let me not forgot joe biden. he will call me this afternoon and remind me. it's too early to handicap the race, if hillary clinton gets into the race, there will be a coronation of her because there are so many democrats who last time around supported her, who i think are anxious to see her out there again. >> i read your brother, mayor of san antonio, heading to iowa as well. you accompanying him? >> he's not running for anything. he's headed out to the harkin steak fry in september. >> a lot of tilling of the ground. let me bring this back to you, congressman, because it seems there's a brewing potential civil war inside the republican party. you heard sarah palin last night said she was on the team of rand paul versus chris christie. >> there's a lot of competition out there. with regard to the democratic side, i seem to remember in 2007, this was hillary's nomination. obama may run just to be ready in 2016. the p
as being light skinned and also speaking without a negro dialect. you had then senator joe biden saying that president obama was -- senator obama was clean and articulate, i think that, you know, some people need to check themselves and stop cherry picking what they believe is racially offensive. >> let me ask you, you just heard those comments, did you publicly condemn them, the things that colonel west just mentioned? >> lit me say this, i'm a representative in the state of missouri. i condemn what happened with missouri -- >> i'm not asking -- is there any one of those -- you did not answer my question. any one of those instances, where i think you could argue they were racial? did you speak out on any one of them? >> again, those instances are wrong. i'll say it now. >> did you speak up at the time? >> i will continue to say that these things didn't happen in this state. i'm talking about an incident that happened in this state. >> i'm not going to ask you again. joe biden, the vice president and he made those comments, harry reid is the senate majority leader, did you speak out at
back to life after she was dead for 42 minutes. >>> first, will vice president joe biden run for president if hillary clinton steps into the race? this morning, sources close to the vp are revealing the answer. >>> and the yahoo! marissa mayer >>> welcome back. 6:14. a 16-year-old boy is in the hospital with injuries to both legs after he was bitten by an eight-foot shark in hawaii. the teen was surfing on the big island when he was attacked by a great -- a gray shark yesterday. crews brought in helicopters to search for sharks, but no luck. this is the fourth shark attack this month alone and the ninth of the year compared to 11 attacks in all of 2012. >>> president obama and the first family are back at the white house this morning. they returned to washington, d.c., last night after spending several days at martha's vineyard. and on his last day of vacation, the president spent some time on the golf course. now, the president has no public events on his schedule today. here's a breakdown of the president's trip by the numbers. he played six rounds of golf, made five outing
innocent children. joe biden said there is no doubt who is to blame. >> the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons. have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past. have the means of delivering those weapons. have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked biochemical weapons. >> bill: the white house saying there must be a response to last week's attack. president obama is still deciding what that response will be. we have team fox coverage, jonathan hunt live here in new york with with a look at the other countries calling for action. but first to jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with us this evening. jennifer, good evening to you. what would a u.s. military strike look likes a it stands now? >> bill, a senior u.s. official tells fox that any strike on syria is likely to last hours, not days. according to u.s. military sources, there are no plans in this initial mission set to go after assad's chemical weapons. it is not possible to carry out a surgical strike on chemical weapons storage facilities, assad is estimated to have 1,000 tons of t
and the outer loop will take you 1 minutes from 795 to 95. >>> new information on bow biden, the son of joe biden. there's word he's being evaluated at a center in texas. he felt weak after driving to indiana for a family vacation. this isn't the first health scare for beau biden who become delaware's attorney general in 2007. he spent a week in the hospital and more than a month recuperating at home. >>> aretha franklin is not going to be able to attend, health issues are preventing the music legend from taking part in the ceremony set to take place this weekend in chicago. no word on wassailing her. major league baseball plans to recognize her at a later day. >>> a mantra saudi arabia weighs 1345 pounds and now he's preparing to lose weight. forklifts, and a trolley have to be used to get him around his home in preparation for a flight to a medical facility. from there he's going to undergo a series of dietary and physical programs to lose weight. >>> stay with us this morning, because this is going to make you mad and have you asking why are they so rich. the list of the wealthiest lawma
joe biden is. i think he's out of town, too. the president comes back from the west coast and then he will turn around and head up to martha's vineyard pretty soon. we're here and glad you are, too! good to see you this morning. don't forget, we'll not only bring you up to date on the news such as it is, but give you a chance to talk about it all and let us know what it means to you. 1-866-55-press. our toll free number. that's how you join the conversation at any time. you can also find us on twitter, talk to us on twitter, give us your comments on twitter at bpshow, our twitter handle. couldn't be any more easy. and at facebook, facebook.com/billpressshow for our many thousands of friends on facebook. dan henning has the day off today. peter ogborn in the driver's seat and still doing the "full court press." >> i'm here. >> bill: checking your facebook and wearing several hats this morning. alicia cruz standing by to take your phone calls and he's hung over from the nationals game. >> poor cyprian. poor cyprian. >> bill: coming right from the stadium to the studio. >> from the stadi
%. that is more than double john edwards, al gore, john kerry and joe biden. now you know this is one name not on that list, that would be obama because he did not declare his candidacy until 2007. all right. enough of the real news. let's hit the cool er. stephen colbert on higher hourly wages. thousands of states walk out demanding twice the hourly salaries. >> $15 an hour. what do they think? the arches are made of gold? i mean the consequences of a wage increase are horrifying to kplag contemplate. there were 4.4 million front line cashiers, cooks and crew in the fast food industry. a living wage would eliminate 3.6 million poor people. that's the kind of thing hitler used to talk about. it only someone had been around to give him a happy meal. >>> jimmy kimmel talking about the new technology that allows facebook to predict what you'll be interested in on your news feed. >> facebook said they changed theal ga rhythm. it could determine which posts you will find interesting and if you miss them when posted, they move them back to the top of your list. what would be better is if they're
to be honest. >> who all is there? >> joe biden, maybe andrew cuomo, talking about martin o'malley, governor of maryland. who you say? that's pretty much the situation. hilary is the star player -- >> on the republican side? >> republican side -- >> the marital is a mess. >> marco rubio, jeb bush. not too soon for another bush to come back even though his mother said it may be. i mean it's going to be an interesting race all the way around. hilary is dominating this race and the spotlight will be on her. >> how much of a difference either way do you think her stint as secretary of state has made. on one hand it kept her in the limelight but out of the nastiest -- >> i think it's huge but the republicans are already talking about how they are is going to attack her on benghazi. that's -- they are already going for that and the looking at her record. however it's made her much more popular with americans as a whole and giving her the kind of credentials that no one else in this race has. >> is she better liked now? >> yeah. you saw that reception in san francisco. this was a rock star receptio
have purple handles. students assist by asking staff how things are prepared. >>> vice president joe biden is in houston, texas, where his sob is undergoing medical testing. his son is the attorney general. he is now being evaluated in houston to determine the cause of those symptoms. the 44-year-old suffered a mild stroke back in 2010. >>> legendary actor dick van dyke barely he is came after his white jaguar burst into flames on an l.a. freeway today. a passerby saw smoke and yanked the 87-year-old actor out of the driver's seat. van dyke told the tmz that the person thought he had fainted but he was really trying to call for help. the car then exploded. van dyke tweeted out a picture joking, used jag for sale. real cheap. >> he is still cracking jokes. thankfully he's okay. >>> let's bring in jeff ranieri who has been very active in the weather center. >>> to be, finding numerous lightning strikes. it doesn't matter where you are in the country. it is 11:19 at night, and you're still finding severe weather, it is a huge sign of the unusual weather. we have the uplift and the humid
president joe biden's son, beau, is spending the night at the m.d. cancer center in houston. beau biden, the attorney general of delaware, went with his father for tests this morning after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week. he was seen at dinner last night with his father, but people close to the bidens told nbc news the family is taking this quite seriously. chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman is here with more. nancy, we don't know exactly what's going on here, but he did suffer a stroke three years ago when he was 41 years old. typically with a stroke patient, experience more problems down the line. >> well, typically one-quarter of those stroke patients have had symptoms before. and we do know that since his stroke, beau biden has had several episodes in the past. and that makes this serious. we have established tonight, nbc news has confirmed that he has been admitted to m.d. anderson for further testing. and having already been seen at two major medical centers around the country and now at m.d. anderson, the procedure that he's going to have is most
in scranton, pennsylvania, the hometown of vice president joe biden. biden is expected to appear with the president. >>> some presidential praise for the hero of the week, antoinette tuff. she's the worker who talked down the gunman at a school near atlanta on tuesday. well, as she was waiting to make a tv appearance, tuff took a call from the president. he thanked her for courage under pressure. tuff called their conversation, quote, awesome. >> she is, quote, awesome. >>> former nfl star aaron hernandez has been formally indicted on murder and weapons charges. during a brief court appearance yesterday, hernandez was charged in the death of 27-year-old semipro football player, odin lloyd. he's already pleaded not guilty. hernandez's attorney says there's been a rush to judgment in this case and that prosecutors cannot prove the charges. >>> ryan braun of the milwaukee brewers is saying he's sorry for using performance-enhancing drugs. in a statement yesterday, braun said he deserved the 65-game suspension that he's currently serving. and that he has no one to blame but himself.
from a military response in syria. vice president joe biden said today there is no doubt that syrian president bashir al assad's government is responsible for the alleged use of chemical weapons last week. tonight four naval u.s. naval ships are in the mediterranean and ready to strike. nbc steve handelsman following the developments now from capitol hill. >> reporter: pentagon sources tell nbc news the first time the u.s. military could launch an attack is thursday. it's shaping up like libya in 2011 as a multination effort. president obama worked the phones lining up allies to help strike syria. britain sounds on board. >> it's about chemical weapons, the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they are ready. u.n. investigators have not finished their work in syria neighborhoods where hundreds of civilians died but president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it's not around the question whether or not the syrian regime was responsible it's around the question what's the appropriate response. >> reporter: the purported response is three days o
will speak at binghamton before heading to scranton where he will be beyond by vice president joe biden. >>> department of justice is suing texas over voting id law requires voters to show identification in voting booths. the justice department claims the law violates the 1965 voting rights act and the constitution 14th and 15th amendments. texas passed the law back in 2011 but did not implement it until the past june when the supreme court struck down the key provisions on voting rights the act that prevents states from changing election laws. >>> this is a little more laid back right now. the best 11 days of summer kick off today. you can enjoy fried food and fun ride and great entertainment and in a few hours the maryland tate fair will be officially be opened for business. who better than the o's. roosevelt leftwich. tie is off and jacket is off and you look good and relaxed. >> reporter: that's one of the -- you have to have the boots but you know what, this is going to be a mom to be. she is going to have-- i know megan had twins but she is going to have from 6 to 16 piglets out h
biden, the son of joe biden is under going testing. biden became weak and disoriented while driving on a family vacation. delaware's attorney general who did suffer a mild stroke back in 2010. >>> san diego mayor has made first public appearance since doing two weeks of intensive therapy. walked into a closed door meeting and spent the day with lawyers. there are widespread calls for filner to resign after 16 women accused him of sexual harassment. >> several other victims who haven't come forward publically have come forward to me. i know this is true. i don't have any doubt in my mind this is a predatory pattern. >> he will continue outpatient treatment. supporters say a recall election would be costly and unfair assault on the mayor. they believe he can still do his job. >> therapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight is now banned in new jersey. outlawing gay conversion therapy. new jersey is only the second state to make the practice legal. >> let's get a check on the weather. foggy this morning. >> looks like things have calmed down a little bit. thousands of lightning stri
. jim pointed out, joe biden back in 1988, had a serious brain aneurysm. is this hereditary? >> it's a good question. if you have a relative who had an aneurysm, your risk of having one doubles. it's still small. but it doubles. that's clearly something they would be looking for in someone whose father had an aneurysm. >>> let's get to the news. elizabeth vargas. josh nursing the bad back. >> i'm glad to fill in for josh. hope that back gets better soon. we begin with breaking details about the worst of the massive wildfires burning across the west. thunderstorms could cause flooding in the same area where 160-square miles has been scorched. on evacuation order in some resort communities there has been lifted. and residents are returning. crews are battling the fire from the air, along with 1,200 firefighters on the ground. meantime, some strong winds in oregon pushed another wildfire across nearly eight-square miles, forcing new evacuations. >>> also breaking overnight, a massive fire at one of the largest metal recycling plants just outside new york city. heavy flames and smoke c
this weekend at a cancer hospital in houston. his father, vice president joe biden, was seen leaving the md anderson cancer center yesterday. biden is not giving specifics about his son's procedure. the vice president's heading to scranton, pennsylvania, where he grew up, for an appearance tonight with president obama. >> atlanta journal constitution says the president called a woman who encouraged a gunman to give himself up at a georgia elementary school. the president thanked antoinette tuff for her courage and calm. tuff received the call yesterday as she was in the makeup call getting really to appear on "anderson cooper 360." she said talking to the president was awesome. >> there are flash flood warnings in the colorado springs area this morning. up to 5 inches of rain fell yesterday in parts of colorado. it led to many water rescues and several road closings. there was also large hail that looked a whole lot like snow. some residents are being advised to move to >>> good morning. and happy friday! we have a great friday weather- wise coming your way as we're going to see the clouds
that page the more that activity ramps up. we have joe biden who will focus on his 2016 hopes. the senator from minnesota is going to make an appearance in the state. i'm thinking the political system is starting to say, president obama, you are in our second term and you are going to become a lame duck and it looks like it will bener than later. president bush's approval ratings in 2005 were slightly above were president obama's are today. but he was engaged in the system and the system was moving. the congress had passed thus far in 2005, a trade agreement with central america, the first energy policy bill in decade, a multi-year highway bill. it was the last time the president and the congress had a multi-year funding bill. bill: you are argue he was active and relevant. >> you mentioned the approval rating. he's down 5 point in a month from july it was 47 percent. now it's up to 52. that's a jump of 5 points. >> president bush's approval ratings were low because of an unpopular war in iraq. president obama is supposedly winning the war against terrorism and the economy is recover and h
. i think joe biden and there are other folks out there that would probably like to be considered. is she anointed? is it over? >> well, yes. but and here is the important thing. you remember the republicans in 2012 when they believed anybody could beat barack obama. you remember michele bachmann saying any one of us on this stage could beat barack obama. and in press row you heard a sharp intake of. [gasp] as she said that. any one of us. republicans went through a period of time where anybody could beat barack obama with whom do we want to beat him? and we had santorum and cane and goodrich and bachmann and all of this stuff because republicans thought -- some republicans thought that beating obama would be a lay down hand. now it's democrats' turns to beat this assumption. they believe the republican party because they watch most television stations and read most newspapers. republican party is ruined overdefeated, they are sowing salt in the wounds of the g.o.p. dead forever. anybody could beat ted cruz or anybody could beat rand paul. when will they start indulging do we real
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